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NICE(3)                     BSD Programmer's Manual                    NICE(3)

NAME
     nice - set program scheduling priority

SYNOPSIS
     nice(int incr);

DESCRIPTION
     This interface is obsoleted by setpriority(2).

     The nice() function obtains the scheduling priority of the process from
     the system and sets it to the priority value specified in incr. The pri-
     ority is a value in the range -20 to 20.  The default priority is 0; low-
     er priorities cause more favorable scheduling.  Only the super-user may
     lower priorities.

     Children inherit the priority of their parent processes via fork(2).

SEE ALSO
     nice(1),  setpriority(2),  fork(2),  renice(8)

HISTORY
     A nice() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1